Dane G. Hansen Memorial Museum News

May 21, 2018

Museum News

Shari Buss, Director

Dane G. Hansen Museum

110 W. Main, P.O. Box 187

Logan, KS  67646


The Dane G. Hansen Museum invites you to come see how the Chisholm Trail fundamentally changed the American West.  From the birth of the cowboy as icon to the revival of the cattle industry, the Old Chisholm Trail helped shape our popular culture by altering how we thought of the American West and the individuals who lived there. This interactive exhibit includes a comprehensive and accessible synthesis of new and existing research on the Chisholm Trail, a musical exploration of the cowboy song “The Old Chisholm Trail,” clips from films such as The Old Chisholm Trail and Red River, and two artistically rendered, life-size longhorn cattle formed from blackened steel. Younger visitors can create their own brands with the “Brand Your Beeves” interactive station.  The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West is a traveling exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail and will be on view at the Dane G. Hansen Museum until May 27, 2018.  We cordially invite visitors of all ages to come explore the Chisholm Trail from its beginning in the late 1860’s to today.

May’s Artist of the Month, Nancy Williams, has a displayed filled with amazing mosaics and fused glass pieces. Jewelry, trivets, mirrors, dazzling wall hangings, impressive decorative boxes, and much more fill the Artist of the Month corner. Nancy uses many different types of glass and structures to create these rare mosaic display pieces. Nancy’s items will be on sale through the end of May. Do not miss this opportunity to buy a lovely hand-made work of art.  Remember, Museum members receive a 5% discount on every Artist of the Month purchase.

After this past week, it appears that Spring has officially been skipped this year which makes announcing the 2018 Water Aerobics class even more palatable!  Back by popular demand, the Dane G. Hansen Museum’s Continuing Education Program is hosting a 7-week water aerobics class at the Logan City Pool on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 12th and continuing through July 26th.  Ladies 18 years and older are invited to register by contacting the Museum at 785.689.4846.  The cost is $30.00 per participant. 

The Museum is located at 110 W. Main Street, Logan, Kansas. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 9-12 & 1-4; Saturday 9-12 & 1-5; Sunday & holidays 1-5. We are handicapped accessible and thanks to the generosity of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, there is never an admission fee. For more information, please call 785-689-4846. We hope to see you at the Museum!

Dolores Knowles, Lynn Clements, Karen Clements, & Rosemary Horn enjoying the Chisholm Trail exhibition.